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Three people were shot, one seriously, early Thursday inside the Humboldt Inn, located in the 400 block of Humboldt, Buffalo police reported. Police said it appears the three people were struck by gun fire after one or more gunmen walked into the bar and began shooting. Two of shooting victims were driven to ECMC in private vehicles. The third, who was seriously wounded…

Two men escorted out of the New Humboldt Inn after an argument early Thursday morning later returned and shot the tavern’s security guard and two other individuals, according to the bar’s owner and authorities.Lakeemen Jones, the security guard, suffered wounds to the upper body while Romone Anderson suffered bullet wounds to the right hip and right elbow, and Douglas …

By Mary B. PasciakNews Education Reporter Claims candidacy focuses on removing Rumore It’s official: Carl Paladino is running for the Buffalo Board of Education. The former gubernatorial candidate and longtime vocal critic of the board has decided to run for the seat representing South Buffalo, where he lives. He cites several issues in the school district as import…

By Lou MichelNews Staff Reporter Wrongfully
 imprisoned
 woman has
 fatal cancer, is told she does not have much time left Lynn M. DeJac Peters, the mother wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for nearly 14 years in the murder of her daughter, has terminal cancer. She said doctors at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have told her she has a limited amount of time …

By Robert J. McCarthyNews Staff Reporter Tracks would be expanded to DL&W Terminal and new parking garage/transit hub to shuttle workers north to Medical Campus The sprawling Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus taking shape at the north end of downtown is expected to employ about 17,500 people in five years – but without anywhere near 17,500 parking spots. That’s why…

The air quality at newly renovated Math Science Technology School 197 is making faculty and students sick and could force the school to temporarily relocate if a solution isn’t found soon.Superintendent Pamela C. Brown said that was a possibility after listening to stories of disturbing environmental conditions, including sewage backup problems, at Wednesday’s School B…

More than 550 people have signaled their intent to join a state court lawsuit alleging that toxic contamination from the Love Canal landfill has created a “public health catastrophe” for neighbors of the site in Niagara Falls.“We’ve filed in excess of 550 notices of claim, and I believe the number is closer to 600,” plaintiffs’ attorney William H. Mack told The…

A decision by the Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals to approve all nine variances for the controversial Hyatt Place hotel project at the Youngmann Highway-Main Street interchange has surprised some town officials and dramatically increased the chances that the $15 million, six-story hotel will receive final approval from the town next month.The existing site plan for the pro…

A long-awaited effort to redevelop Buffalo’s waterfront is on the right track, according to the chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Gioia talked with The News' Brian Meyer about plans for the Inner Harbor and Outer Harbor. brightcove.createExperiences();

A long-awaited effort to redevelop Buffalo’s waterfront is on the right track, according to the chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.Robert D. Gioia, who is also president of the John R. Oishei Foundation, sat down with The Buffalo News’ Brian Meyer to discuss development along the inner harbor and plans for the outer harbor. Gioia also talked about a dec…

The scare over insulin pens has given rise to a legal battle over their use – a lawsuit by three people who contend that they contracted hepatitis at Olean General Hospital.The three former patients are suing Olean General, as well as several insulin pen manufacturers, alleging that they were infected with hepatitis because of the hospital’s reuse of other patients’ …

NIAGARA FALLS – A city man apparently strangled his girlfriend and slashed her throat before fatally shooting himself Monday night in her 29th Street home, police said.The deceased were identified as Peter G. Daniels, 37, and Elizabeth R. Wilson, 31, a former resident of Bath. Their bodies were found in Wilson’s home at 548 29th St. Daniels lived across the street with…

An attempt by an Amherst council member to place a temporary halt to all six-story building construction in Amherst was soundly defeated, but not before some heated debate and audience participation on the topic at Monday night's board meeting.Council Member Mark Manna put forth a resolution calling for the town to place a moratorium on the approval of any projects greater…